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Yesterday โ€” January 16th 2019NPR Technology

Netflix Increases Subscription Prices As It Churns Out Original Content

By Francesca Paris
Netflix has increased its prices by 13 to 18 percent. The company

The hikes, which will affect all U.S. viewers, come as Netflix faces an increasingly competitive field of video streaming services.

(Image credit: Paul Sakuma/AP)

  • January 16th 2019 at 05:02

Huawei Founder Denies His Firm Spies For China

By Daniella Cheslow
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaks with media Tuesday in Shenzhen, China.

In rare remarks to foreign media, Ren Zhengfei says his telecommunications equipment company is independently owned and would not give China user data. Experts disagree.

(Image credit: Vincent Yu/AP)

  • January 15th 2019 at 23:07
Before yesterdayNPR Technology

Congress May Soon Impose New Regulations On Facebook

By Tim Mak

Political forces on the left are joining their voices to those of conservative politicians in seeking regulations over social media giant Facebook.

  • January 15th 2019 at 22:24

Forget Screen Time Rules โ€” Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says

By Anya Kamenetz
kids and screens

In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids.

(Image credit: Ryan Johnson for NPR)

  • January 15th 2019 at 19:15

What The Future Of Work Means For Cities

By Greg Rosalsky
George Jetson at work

One of the nation's top economists explores the past and future of work in cities. He finds that opportunities for workers without a college degree are drying up.

(Image credit: The Jetsons via YouTube)

  • January 15th 2019 at 16:42

Regulators To Ease Restrictions On Drones, Clearing The Way For More Commercial Uses

By David Schaper
Federal regulators have announced plans to allow drone operators to fly their unmanned aerial vehicles over populated areas and at night. A Wing Hummingbird drone from Project Wing arrives and sets down its package at a delivery location in Blacksburg, Va., last year.

Federal regulations haven't kept up with technology, say drone operators and enthusiasts. Now the Department of Transportation is proposing to allow drones to fly over cities and at night.

(Image credit: Michael Shroyer via AP)

  • January 15th 2019 at 00:35

Iran Is Preparing A Launch. But Is It For A Space Rocket Or A Missile?

By Geoff Brumfiel
Iran

Iran says its intentions are peaceful, but the U.S. worries the planned launches are really about developing weapons — specifically, intercontinental ballistic missiles.

(Image credit: Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

  • January 14th 2019 at 12:02

Dread Opening Your Inbox? There's A New Approach To Embracing All Those Emails

By Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Taylor Lorenz, a staff writer at The Atlantic, says forget "Inbox Zero" for 2019 and embrace "Inbox Infinity." Let the email messages wash over you, replying to what you can and ignoring the rest.

  • January 13th 2019 at 13:43

High-Tech Vibrator Ban From CES Show Stirs Claims Of Sexism

A robotic sex toy for women was pulled from the Consumer Electronics Show. NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Wired's Emily Dreyfuss about the controversy.

  • January 12th 2019 at 23:46

Privacy Concerns Largely Ignored At Annual Consumer Electronics Show

NPR's Scott Simon talks with tech writer Pete Pachal about the issue of privacy and user data being on display — or not — at this year's annual Consumer Electronics Show.

  • January 12th 2019 at 14:07

SpaceX To Lay Off 10 Percent Of Its Workforce

By Richard Gonzales
Space-X

A spokesman said the reduction would not be necessary except for "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead."

(Image credit: Matt Hartman/AP)

  • January 12th 2019 at 02:06

Hacks Are Getting So Common That Companies Are Turning To 'Cyber Insurance'

By Dina Temple-Raston

Insurance companies across the nation are writing over 1,000 cyber insurance policies every day in hopes of changing the weakest link in cyber space: human behavior.

  • January 11th 2019 at 22:20

Polish Police Arrest Huawei Executive On Suspicion Of Spying For China

By Bill Chappell
Poland

Poland has evidence that a Huawei sales director and a Polish citizen "cooperated with the Chinese services," according to a spokesman for Poland's special services branch.

(Image credit: Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

  • January 11th 2019 at 15:18

Alexa Can Help Kids With Homework, But Don't Forget Problem-Solving Skills

By Jasmine Garsd
How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children

How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children's learning experiences? Some experts say easy answers delivered by technology can hurt the development of problem-solving skills in kids.

(Image credit: Kathleen Finlay/Image Source/Getty Images)

  • January 10th 2019 at 11:01

Police Say Hacking Suspect, 20, Confessed To Posting German Leaders' Private Data

By Bill Chappell

The suspect told police he acted alone in publishing data stolen from accounts related to Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of other politicians. As for a motive, he said he was annoyed.

  • January 8th 2019 at 20:28

'Bye Bye Twitter Und Facebook': German Green Party Chief Quits Social Media

By Daniella Cheslow
German Green party co-chief Robert Habeck has said goodbye to Twitter and Facebook.

Robert Habeck says he left Twitter after he was hacked, but he also says the platform has made him more "polemic".

(Image credit: Dennis Williamson/Robert Habeck)

  • January 8th 2019 at 20:14

After Falling Short, U.S. Army Gets Creative With New Recruiting Strategy

By Leila Fadel
New Army recruits take part in a swearing-in ceremony on June 4, 2017, in San Diego.

The U.S. Army is looking for recruits in new places like Instagram and e-sports tournaments. NPR's Leila Fadel asked Gen. Frank Muth, head of the Army Recruiting Command, about the new strategies.

(Image credit: Gregory Bull/AP)

  • January 6th 2019 at 13:38

Troll Watch: Online Harassment Toward Women

The international human rights group Amnesty International found in a recent study that women experience widespread harassment on Twitter. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with project lead Tanya O'Carroll.

  • January 6th 2019 at 23:17

Viral Hashtag Celebrates Palestinian-American Representation

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Susan Muaddi Darraj, creator of #tweetyourthobe, a hashtag for the public to share pictures of their thobe as a response to the swearing-in of Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

  • January 6th 2019 at 13:38

An Engineering Wunderkind's Ocean Plastics Cleanup Device Hits A Setback

By Michel Martin
Ocean Cleanup

Four months into its testing phase, the Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching device isn't catching as much plastic as intended.

(Image credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 5th 2019 at 23:04
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